A week after Election Day, votes are still being counted in Baltimore races as officials work through Maryland’s first mostly mail-in election.
Here are four of the latest developments as of Monday night.
Brandon Scott widens lead in the mayoral race
In the Democratic primary for mayor, City Council President Brandon Scott is now ahead of former Mayor Sheila Dixon by 1,385 votes, widening his lead from the previous count.
Scott has 29.1% of the vote to Dixon’s 28.1%. Those numbers are based on about 142,000 ballots counted.
Roughly 6,000 ballots must still be counted, city elections officials said Monday.
Counting will become slower
The vote counting process is expected to slow as elections officials consider the complexities of provisional ballots and other issues.
They are still working through a tedious manual process to correct a ballot error that affected voters in City Council District 1.
In addition, about 2,000 provisional ballots were cast, though 700 have already been rejected. Such ballots are cast when there are questions about a voter’s eligibility. Election workers plan to focus on provisional ballots Wednesday.
Officials also are dealing with email ballots, which must be manually copied onto ballots that can be read by scanners.
Nick Mosby wins Democratic nomination for council president
State Del. Nick Mosby emerged from a crowded field to win the Democratic nomination for City Council president.
He had roughly 41% of the vote Monday, ahead of his nearest competitor, Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, by nearly 16,000 votes.
Mosby is married to Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. He has said he would recuse himself from items on the Board of Estimates agenda related to her office.
Mosby is now set to face Republican Jovani Patterson in the November general election. Mosby is expected to win in a city where registered Democrats outnumber Republican voters by nearly 10 to 1.
Bill Henry defeats longtime incumbent Comptroller Joan Pratt
City Councilman Bill Henry defeated longtime incumbent Joan Pratt in the Democratic race for Baltimore comptroller. He had 54% of the vote as of Monday.
Henry ran on a campaign pledge to bring transparency and accountability to the office, which conducts audits, manages city real estate and operates the municipal telephone and mail delivery systems.
Pratt was first elected in 1995 and was seeking her seventh term.
No Republicans ran for comptroller.
Baltimore Sun reporters Emily Opilo and Talia Richman contributed to this article.
Baltimore Democratic primary
Brandon Scott; 29.1%; 41,420
Sheila Dixon; 28.1%; 40,035
City Council president
Nick Mosby; 40.7%; 53,844
Shannon Sneed; 28.7%; 37,963
Carl Stokes; 21.4%; 28,319
Bill Henry; 54.1%; 70,444
Joan Pratt; 45.9%; 59,669